docker node update
Update a node
Swarm This command works with the Swarm orchestrator.
docker node update [OPTIONS] NODE
Update metadata about a node, such as its availability, labels, or roles.
This is a cluster management command, and must be executed on a swarm manager node. To learn about managers and workers, refer to the Swarm mode section in the documentation.
|Availability of the node (|
|Add or update a node label (|
|Remove a node label if exists|
|Role of the node (|
Add metadata to a swarm node using node labels. You can specify a node label as a key with an empty value:
$ docker node update --label-add foo worker1
To add multiple labels to a node, pass the
--label-add flag for each label:
$ docker node update --label-add foo --label-add bar worker1
When you create a service, you can use node labels as a constraint. A constraint limits the nodes where the scheduler deploys tasks for a service.
For example, to add a
type label to identify nodes where the scheduler should
deploy message queue service tasks:
$ docker node update --label-add type=queue worker1
The labels you set for nodes using
docker node update apply only to the node
entity within the swarm. Do not confuse them with the docker daemon labels for
For more information about labels, refer to apply custom metadata.